Dueling Justins, and SOPA

Both videos brighten my Sunday morning. Both also raise a serious point about intellectual property related to SOPA. I think the first video is okay and deserves legal deference. The second video seems markedly less legit. I’d pay $1.50 for both.

(Note added–the original “dualing” passes the google test but not the more careful dictionary test. Embarrassing to misspell the title.)

Author: Harold Pollack

Harold Pollack is Helen Ross Professor of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. He has served on three expert committees of the National Academies of Science. His recent research appears in such journals as Addiction, Journal of the American Medical Association, and American Journal of Public Health. He writes regularly on HIV prevention, crime and drug policy, health reform, and disability policy for American Prospect, tnr.com, and other news outlets. His essay, "Lessons from an Emergency Room Nightmare" was selected for the collection The Best American Medical Writing, 2009. He recently participated, with zero critical acclaim, in the University of Chicago's annual Latke-Hamentaschen debate.

6 thoughts on “Dueling Justins, and SOPA”

    1. My goodness you are right–dueling. I’m happy to be associated with Matt Y, who actually appears in the wedding video….

  1. I don’t get it. You mean there are people who think we ought to pay for this? I couldn’t even bear to watch it. This is what passes for entertainment nowadays? In the first clip is he supposed to be drunk? Or pretending to be drunk? Why is seated girl laughing? Does she pity this buffoon? Or because she’s so embarrassed? I know I’m over 70 but I didn’t realize how out of touch I’ve become.

    1. I would pay a small sum (maybe a couple of dollars) not to watch that.

      Maybe there’s a new moneymaking opportunity here. Instead of PPV (pay per view) it’s PTAV (pay to avoid viewing).

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